QVC puzzles recalled for high lead levels

About 198,000 puzzle sets sold through QVC are being recalled because they contain unsafe levels of lead.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday the recall affects its 16-piece Puzzle Track Play sets, also know as Battery Operated Puzzle Vehicle sets, with the item number T16876.

QVC sold the puzzles through its television programs, website, toll-free number and stores from September 2002 through December 2007 for about $20 US.

High amounts of lead can harm the nervous system, kidneys and other major organs. Anemia, a decline in red blood cells, can occur, as can damage to the nervous system that may impair mental function. At worst, lead poisoning can cause seizures or death.

The puzzles were manufactured in China.

No adverse health effects have been reported.

Consumers should take the toys away from children and return them for a full refund.

Recall notice

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